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Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 July 1958 (USA)
A Movie star has triplets, but does not want her beloved public to find out. Has she made a mistake in hiring Jerry Lewis as the babysitter ?

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Cast

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Marilyn Maxwell ...
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Harold Hermann
Salvatore Baccaloni ...
Gigi 'Papa' Naples (as Baccaloni)
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Mr. Wright
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Van Cleeve
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Doc Simpkins
Ida Moore ...
Miss Bessie Polk
Gary Lewis ...
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Mrs. Rogers
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Judge Jenkins
Mary Treen ...
Nurse
Judy Franklin ...
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Danny Poole (scenes deleted)
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About the only thing kept in this film from Preston Sturges original story for "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" is a girl that gets drunk, gets married, gets pregnant and doesn't even remember any of it. A major difference is that "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" was a classic comedy and "Rock-a-Bye Baby" isn't. This time out, Clayton Poole is a small town TV repairman who is still in love with his former hometown sweetheart, Carla Naples, who is now a famous movie queen. When Carla becomes pregnant due to a hasty marriage in Mexico, which she has forgotten about, the studio tells her a baby will ruin her career so she turns to Clayton, the only person she can trust, and he agrees to care for the baby when it is born. Carla gives birth to triplets and Clayton finds he must get married before he can adopt them. He marries Sandy, Carla's younger sister who has always loved him. The press learns about Carla's triplets and she tells reporters she is secretly married to Clayton. Clayton, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Loaded with SONGS! Loaded with LAUGHS! Loaded with TECHNICOLOR! See more »

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23 July 1958 (USA)  »

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Der Babysitter  »

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Trivia

When young Clayton is Singing to the girl the actor who plays young clayton is Gary Lewis, Jerry Lewis real life son. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Wright: After all, as chairman of the City Council my main function is to obstruct the due process of the law.
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Connections

Spoofs Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Can't He Care for Me?
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Connie Stevens
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Classic, touching, hilarious
28 April 1999 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

A touching yet hilarious tale of many mistakes and mistaken impressions and a great last minute rush to straighten things out. Best line in the show may be "White Virgin of the Nile?"


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